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Introductory Sea Kayaking Trips 2016

If you would like a one-day introduction to kayaking on the ocean, our Level 1 Kayak Trips cover the same skills as the Introduction to Kayaking series while taking time to enjoy a day along the prettiest sections of the Massachusetts coast.
Our introductory trips emphasize skills development, but you'll also spend time touring the area. You'll learn efficient paddling technique, the necessary strokes to maneuver your kayak in any direction, and intermediate techniques such as bracing to prevent a capsize. We also emphasize safety issues such as trip selection and practicing assisted rescues.
If you plan to become a sea kayaker, this trip serves as excellent preparation for our Basic Ocean Skills Trip. Otherwise, it's a great way to learn basic and intermediate skills in a beautiful setting.
Life jacket, paddle, wetsuit, and paddling jacket rentals are included in the price of the trip. Drysuit rentals are available for $20 per trip. Bring a hearty lunch, and dress for the weather! Trips always run unless the weather is extreme; alternate plans will usually be arranged. Please call us at (617) 965-5110 if you have questions.
Our introductory trips depart from our Waltham Paddling Shop, and we'll travel by van to the destination. Trips run from 8am to 5pm.
Pricing for Introductory Trips:
$139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
$155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
June 2016 DIFFICULTY
RATING
DEPARTS
WALTHAM
Sat. 4 Ocean Skills 8am
Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Paddling Shop at 160 Riverview Ave. in Waltham and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Waltham approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
$139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
$155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
Formal Introductory Instruction Required
Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
Wet Exit Practice Required
Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
Assisted Rescue Practice Required
Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
  • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
  • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
  • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
  • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
  • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
  • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Jun. 10, 8:00 AMSat, Aug. 12, 10:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 18 Cohasset Harbor Intro 8am
    Full-Day Introductory Sea Kayak Trip -- Cohasset meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Upcoming Scheduled Date: Sat, Jun. 24, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 25 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Paddling Shop at 160 Riverview Ave. in Waltham and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Waltham approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Jun. 10, 8:00 AMSat, Aug. 12, 10:00 AM
    Book Now
    July 2016 DIFFICULTY
    RATING
    DEPARTS
    WALTHAM
    Sun. 10 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Paddling Shop at 160 Riverview Ave. in Waltham and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Waltham approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Jun. 10, 8:00 AMSat, Aug. 12, 10:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 30 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Paddling Shop at 160 Riverview Ave. in Waltham and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Waltham approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Jun. 10, 8:00 AMSat, Aug. 12, 10:00 AM
    Book Now
    August 2016 DIFFICULTY
    RATING
    DEPARTS
    WALTHAM
    Sat. 13 Womens' Intro Trip 8am
    Women's Sea Kayak Clinic Full-Day Trip meets at our Waltham Paddling Shop and travels by van to our destination. We plan to return to Waltham approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    No Dates Are Currently Scheduled
    Book Now
    Sun. 14 Marblehead Harbor Intro 8am
    Full-Day Introductory Sea Kayak Trip -- Marblehead meets at our Newton Boathouse and travels by van to the put-in. We plan to return to Newton approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Upcoming Scheduled Date: Sat, Jul. 15, 8:00 AM
    Book Now
    Sat. 27 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Paddling Shop at 160 Riverview Ave. in Waltham and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Waltham approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Jun. 10, 8:00 AMSat, Aug. 12, 10:00 AM
    Book Now
    September 2016 DIFFICULTY
    RATING
    DEPARTS
    WALTHAM
    Sun. 11 Ocean Skills 8am
    Ocean Skills Full-Day Trip meets at our Paddling Shop at 160 Riverview Ave. in Waltham and travels by van to Cohasset Harbor. We plan to return to Waltham approximately 9 hours after the trip departs.
    $139 includes full-day trip with expert guiding (max. 5:1 student:instructor ratio) using your own boat.
    $155 with a composite or plastic sea kayak (model depends on availability).
    Formal Introductory Instruction Required
    Students who have not participated in our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or private lesson must have previous kayaking instruction, including a wet exit, before participating in our Ocean Skills.
    If you are not comfortable performing intermediate skills like sweep strokes, boat lean, braces, assisted rescues, and self-rescues, you'll be shocked by how much your skills improve by taking our Intro. to Kayaking course or its equivalent. While the name says "Introduction," this course covers many intermediate and advanced skills and will greatly benefit anyone who has never had formal instruction. We guarantee it!
    If you have had no formal training and have questions about the pre-requisites for our Ocean Skills, please contact us.
    Wet Exit Practice Required
    Students who have not performed a wet exit may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Assisted Rescue Practice Required
    Students who have not performed an assisted rescue may sign up for our Ocean Skills but must complete the Introduction to Kayaking course, an Introductory Trip, or a private lesson before participating in our Ocean Skills. If you have questions, please contact us.
    Paddle 5 Miles in an Outing
    Students participating in our Ocean Skills must be able to paddle 5 miles in an outing. For most people, spending more time kayaking will help them increase their endurance so they can fulfill this requirement. For a quick and easy way to spend more time on the water, visit one of our rental locations! If you have questions, please contact us.
    Registration & Cancellation Policies for Paddling Classes and Trips
    • Full payment is due upon registration for a class, clinic, or trip.
    • For cancellations received 7 days or more before your scheduled activity, we will issue a refund less a 10% registration fee.
    • For cancellations received fewer than 7 days before your scheduled activity, we are unable to offer any refunds.
    • Classes, clinics, and trips always run unless the weather is extreme.
    • A minimum number of registrants is required for any event to run. If we cancel an event due to low enrollment, we will provide a full refund.
    • Each participant will be required to sign a waiver of liability. To save time, you can download this waiver and bring it with you.
    Pre-Requisites & Requirements. Before signing up, you must have:
  • Formal introductory instruction, like our Introduction to Kayaking, Introductory Trip, or equivalent.
  • Previous practice of a wet exit, where you flipped a kayak, removed the sprayskirt, and exited the kayak while underwater.
  • Previous practice of an assisted rescue, where you wet-exited the kayak in deep water and were rescued by another kayaker.
  • Ability to paddle 5 miles in an outing.
  • Upcoming Scheduled Dates:
    Sat, Jun. 10, 8:00 AMSat, Aug. 12, 10:00 AM
    Book Now

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